Customers with appointments can enter the Development Services Center at the City Operations Building using the third-floor bridge connected to the Evan V. Jones Parkade Terrace Level.


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 Make an Online Appointment for Records Review. Walk-in services are not available. Customers can request an in-person appointment by completing this online form to view records.

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The Development Services Department comprehensively maintains building permits, plans, maps, technical reports and other related data for land development projects within the City of San Diego and make them available to the public upon request. For more information, read PDF icon Information Bulletin 110.

How to Obtain Records and Files

Customers can request or search for copies of prior permit records, plans, land use and mapping information in the following ways:

Search for Project Status

Conduct your own research for permits and applications associated with any City of San Diego address. All other property records can be obtained in person or by submitting an online request below.

Submit an Online Request

Not all property records may be available through online requests, as record procedures and legal requirements have changed over the years. For records other than building, plumbing, mechanical and electrical permits, you must make your request in person.

Alternate Approval of Methods, Materials and Code Modifications

The City of San Diego processes requests for deviations to California Building Standards Codes with alternate materials, design or construction methods or code modifications. It also keeps a record of all applications processed from 1963 to date. Records include the case/project number, address, key name, key subject and the result for each application. To view copies of the project file for a specific deviation, make a request to view the records in person (see section above).

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Was the application submitted on or after March 1, 2021?

Was the application submitted on or after July 19, 2021?